On October 26th 2020, Angélique Laskewitz, VBDO’s executive director van de VBDO presented the foremost results from and the publication of our Benchmark on Responsible Investment by Pension Funds in the Netherlands 2020 – From Boardroom Governance to Portfolio Implementation: Closing the Gap.
The presentation took place during Financial Investigator’s live cast event at the Planetarium meeting centre in Amsterdam ZO.
Each year, the Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) examines the performance of the responsible investment policy of Dutch pension funds (supported by FNV). The benchmark assesses the 50 largest pension funds in the Netherlands, together accounting for 92% of the assets under management with a total value of more than € 1,435 billion. The extensive research also gives insight into the performance of the sector as a whole. This shows, among other things, that significant steps have been taken in determining policy in recent years, but there is still room for improvement translating policy into practice.